Everyone has a passion for something. For some it’s having nice cars. For others it’s about making lots of money, building a church or supporting Missions. Whatever someone’s passion is, you can easily recognize it because it’s what they talk about the most.
But what happens when others don’t understand your passion?
I went through a season of wondering if my passion was just a phase. Have you ever felt that way? Like, is this going to fade away or is it going to stick?
As I began to step out on faith on what I believed God called me to do, I heard many whispers: “you can’t do that; you’re too broken to be used”, “if you didn’t help me how can you expect help others?”
The whispers became so loud that I couldn’t hear God anymore. I became so afraid of what others thought about me, that I almost missed my destiny.
I prayed for God to give me confirmation about my calling because I felt I needed a SIGN!
Then after spending some time with the Lord, and with the with the good help of some friends, I heard this:
“If you believe in what you are doing for the kingdom, then that’s all that matters”.
If YOU believe.
I had to really sit there an ponder that. Do I really believe? I mean do I? Will people understand my heartbeat or will the ones closest to me criticize what I am called to do?
Esther believed she could speak to the king on behalf of her people. Everyone knew that if the King did not summon her and she went on her own, she could be killed.
Esther 4:15-16 Esther sent back her answer to Mordecai: “Go and get all the Jews living in Susa together. Fast for me. Don’t eat or drink for three days, either day or night. I and my maids will fast with you. If you will do this, I’ll go to the king, even though it’s forbidden. If I die, I die.”
That’s radical right? Like Esther prepared, she fasted and prayed. But at the end of the day, she believed in what she was doing for God and for her people…so if she died, she died.
Can I tell you something? Esther knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was called for such a time as this.
What if Esther had listened to the whispers of the other maidens? I mean let’s be honest here, you don’t think when she was chosen to be Queen, that the others weren’t taking mess?
Like I’m almost certain the other women (who were not chosen) could have said lots of things against Esther.
Like: “why did she get chosen?” “Why her?” “She’s not that pretty.” “What makes her so special” “She doesn’t even look like she could be a good queen.”
Well guess what? Esther was chosen despite the whispers!
Let me just bring some hope to you today.
Maybe you feel you are too broken to be used. Maybe those around you don’t understand what God has called you to do. Maybe you’re getting mocked because people are questioning your qualifications. Maybe you’re getting criticized because of who you used to be. Or maybe, friends and family, especially those closest to you, can’t see your heartbeat.
Don’t keep listening to the voices, the whispers or the trash talk. God has called you to do something no one can. He's sending you because you're the one HE chose.
If YOU believe in what YOU’RE doing for the kingdom....then that’s all that matters.
Chrissie Moore is a mother and grandmother from Keller Texas. She is a survivor of mental, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse. She has a passion to help other women who are seeking freedom.